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Jimmy Williamson Report

I know last week we gave Chief Williamson a hard time and may have unintentionally pointed some fingers at the way his office arrest people of color.  After all, we only had one weeks worth of arrest to go by and I know I would not like to be judged by such a small set.  So throughout the summer we will conduct a running total of how UGA’s finest are protecting the streets of Athens.

Recap from last week; there were twelve arrest, 9 Caucasian, 1 Asian, 2 African American.  Of the twelve only the two African American arrest came from something other than DUI, drugs or resisting arrest.  One was a seat belt violation and one was failure to dim headlights.  Both were booked on license issues.

UGA police arrested eight individuals; 3 African American and 5 Caucasian over the past week.  Half of the individuals arrested were booked for DUI and half were booked for license issues which I feel like is probably  a normal summer average.

Race Reason
African American License Required
African American License Required
African American DUI
Caucasian Suspended License
Caucasian Suspended License
Caucasian DUI
Caucasian DUI
Caucasian DUI

I am aware that this does not show who was stopped and only ticketed and I know it is a small sample size.  We are just hoping to show that UGA police do not unfairly target one group over another.  Arrest percentages since June 4th

African American Caucasian Other
DUI 5% 45% 0%
Drugs 0% 15% 0%
Resisting 0% 0% 5%
License 20% 10% 0%
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